Bad And The Ugly Of Cell Phones Essay

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Cellphones Nowadays, we can’t imagine a world without constant, instantaneous, communication with others via cellphone. Cellphones have become an essential asset in our daily lives, providing us with easy and fast accessibility to unlimited information, making personal experience and face-to-face interactions seem pointless to many. In contrast, people have started to live their lives through their cellphone; allowing other’s pictures, blogs, and opinions to dis-interest them in learning for themselves, resulting in lack of own personal experience. Cellphones are something to be used with caution; although the device themselves aren’t the demise of basic human skills; the way they are used may result in …show more content…
The upcoming generation doesn’t know life without a screen constantly in front of their face, assisting them, navigating for them, and thinking for them. Researchers have found that the overuse of cellphones takes a toll on human commonality, such as: communication skills, original thoughts, empathy, identity, and intimacy. Journalist, Laurel Storm, wrote her own article on how cellphones have changed our world. After highlighting both, the benefits and problems that come with cellphone usage, Storm comes to the conclusion that, "Text messages are swiftly replacing face-to-face interactions and even phone calls, affecting our social development and our ability to relate to others,” (par. 5). Similarly to the fact that dogs need to be walked and fed, kids need love and attention, to attain a healthy life. Denise Daniels, a parenting expert and pediatric nurse, comments on kids using texting as their main communicator and the affects it has on them, “Kids need face-to-face time. If you abbreviate your emotions with technology, you’re living an abbreviated life,” (qtd. in Johnson, par. 29). When an individual becomes dependent upon their cellphone and its functions, they are incapable of performing basic life skills that are attainable only through personal experience. Dr. Kate Davis, co-author of the book “The App Generation,” spent years observing and interviewing students and specialists on the impact that technology has on children. She states, that kids have, “lost the ability to connect,”(2). Through her research she observed the detached behavior from her students as they made an effort to interact with one another in personal conversation. People often use their cellphones to discuss important or personal information via text, disallowing the other person to hear their voice, see their facial expressions, or read their body language. It is hard enough to read somebody,

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